Associate Professor in Organizational Communication and Organizational Socialization

Updated: 2 months ago
Deadline: 2023-224-05352

The position will consist of research within organizational communication, including organizational socialization, and teaching of related disciplines in the bachelor’s and master’s programmes for International Business Communication in English. 

The position will be affiliated with a relevant research group within Communicating Organizations, where the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to continued innovation and development of the research environment within organizational communication and organizational socialization.

In terms of teaching duties, the position will be primarily affiliated with the bachelor’s and master’s programmes in International Business Communication in English, where the successful candidate will be expected to teach courses within the broad field of organizational communication and organizational socialization. Courses in other organizational communication programmes may also be part of the teaching portfolio.

Teaching obligations will also include supervision of semester projects and the conducting of student workshops in problem-based learning(PBL) and theories of science in relation to the humanities and social sciences. For this purpose, documented experience with PBL(on which AAU pedagogy is based) will be an advantage, but not a prerequisite. The new employee will also be expected to contribute to continued development of the International Business Communication programme.

All teaching and supervision will be conducted in English, and therefore applicants will be expected to have native or near-native proficiency in English.

Assessment of candidates
In the assessment process, the following criteria will be applied:

  • strong research qualifications within organizational communication and socialization
  • broad and documented teaching experience within a range of fields in relation to organizational communication and socialization
  • native or near-native language proficiency in English

If a candidate has prior experience with external funding, this should be mentioned in the application.

In terms of personal qualities, applicants are expected to possess good cooperative skills, and to be able to establish and maintain good relations with researchers from different cultural and political backgrounds.

Practical circumstances
Applicants must be prepared to actively participate in all aspects of the day-to-day activities of the department and study programmes.

For information on the research profile of the department etc., please see the department’s Aalborg University

An appointment as associate professor is a permanent appointment which includes an obligation to carry out research and teaching activities. To some extent, additional tasks may be defined by the University.

Applicants for the associate professorship are required to possess research and teaching qualifications at such a level as can be attained through the successful completion of a term of employment as assistant professor, researcher, postdoc or other similar positions. Applicants must document research qualifications by means of a significant body of independent peer-reviewed international publications. In addition, applicants are assumed to have received supervision and pedagogical skills development and to have obtained a positive written assessment of their teaching qualifications.

The application must contain the following:

  • A motivated application
  • A research plan
  • A CV
  • A complete publication list specifying publication types(monographs, co-authored publications, journals, etc.). All attached publications to be taken into consideration in connection with the assessment must be clearly indicated in the list. No more than ten publications may be attached.
  • In case you attach joint publications, a co-author statement must be enclosed specifying your contribution to the joint work. The co-author statement must be signed by at least one of the co-authors.Template co-author declaration .
  • Documentation of your teaching qualifications.Guidance Teaching portfolio .
  • Copies of your degree certificates(including Master’s and PhD certificates) 

Your application including attachments must be sent electronically by clicking the“Apply online” link below. The application must be written in English.

Applicants will be assessed by an assessment committee.

Shortlisting will be applied. This means that subsequent to the deadline for applications the head of department supported by the chair of the assessment committee will select applicants for assessment. Before shortlisting takes place, all applicants will be informed of the composition of the assessment committee. All applicants will be informed whether they will be assessed or not.

All assessed applicants will get the opportunity to comment on their own assessment, and may subsequently be invited to an interview and/or asked to give a trial lecture.

When the employment process has been terminated, a final rejection will be sent to the applicants who are not considered for the position. 

Any enquiries about the position may be addressed to Associate professor Aase Voldgaard Larsen on tel.+45 9940 9172 or  and/or Associate professor and section manager Lotte Dam on tel.+45 9940 9143 or  

Any enquiries relating to the application procedure should be addressed to Human Resources on .

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.


Wages and employment

Employment will be in accordance with the stipulations of the Danish Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities(The Appointment Order), and the Danish Ministry of Finance's current circular on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and remuneration will be in accordance with the collective agreements for academics employed by the Danish state.

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